Snoop Dogg recently chopped it up with Esquire magazine, speaking on a random assortment of topics including performing at a bar mitzvah, saying goodbye to the streets and coaching his son’s football team. During the interview, Tha Doggfather touched on how he got the rap nickname “Snoop Dogg,” explaining that his mother is the one who bestowed him with the moniker.
“My momma gave me the name. I used to love Peanuts and Charlie Brown — Snoopy was my favorite cartoon character growing up. I watched so much, I started to look like him,” he explained.
The Los Angeles, California native also touched on the first time he got high, which occurred before he hit double digits. “The first time I got high off marijuana was in the seventies, with one of my uncles. They had these little roaches on the table — these part-way-smoked marijuana cigarettes — and there was some Schlitz Malt Liquor Bull. I went in there and sipped the Schlitz, and my uncle asked me did I wanna hit that roach. And I was like, ‘Yeah.’ He put it on the roach clip for me and lit it up, and I hit that motherfucker. I was about eight or nine years old.”
Read the full interview at Esquire.com.